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    September 28, 2010
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flash flood watch. you're waking up to more rainn some areas. some areas will see a lot of heavy rain. others just light rain. meteorologist tom kierein will have the forecast for your neighborod, coming up. developing story. a large barn fire kills cattle in northern viinia. good morning and thanks for joining us for news 4today. i'm eun yang. good morning. i'm joe krebs. it's tuesday, the 28th of september, 2010. les take a live look outside wispy clouds being lit up by the lights of the city. but no rain out of.
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>> reporter: let me begin by explaining that the noise you hear is actually some of the equipment that's been left here onhe scene. but for now it looks like th fire is out. it started over here, at least that's where it appears to have started. this is where most of the damage is. here tis is where they keep the livestock. they deal in cows here. we' told there were 250 cattle inside th area when this fire began. about 50 didn't make it out. over here is the two-sry structure also damaged. they have offices her also, there's a restaurant on the first floor. i'm told by fire officials this is privately opened. but hearing tre at this exchang exchange cattle. folks can buy cattle to process for meat or usen their farms. this is the major part of the economy here in this county. investigators say what they're going to do is wait until daylight to get back into the structure, take a closer look
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and see if they can figure out exactly what caused this fire. they believe it started just before 8:00 p.m. yesterday. they have been her all night and are continuing to watch it. i'm tracee wilkins, news 4. and we just received another update from thecene of the fire. investigators now say it appears only five cattle died and it's down from the early estimate that 50 animals were killed. police in montgomery county are warning women beareful this morning after a woman was sexually assaulted. this happened on route 355 in germantown after the woman spent a night out with friends. ayoung woman said she was out with friends and decided to walk to 7-eleven on professional drive. on the way there she said she was attacked by a man who pulled her into the woods and sexually assaulted her. she ran into the 7-eleven to get help. police are still looking for suspects. del in the trial of a man
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accused of killing chandra levy. among thoseissues, the prosecution's objection to a defense witness who will be called on to discuss why inmates agree to testify for prosecutors. at trial was supposed to start next week. and the man accused of killing a local major league baseball player in a drunk driving accident have been xw t convicted of murder. gallo ran a red light in april of 2009 and t-boned a car carrying los angeles pitcher nick adenhart a three others. adenhart grew up in maryland. gallo's blood alcohol limit was three times the legal limit. he faces life in prison.
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city leaders will have to deal with a $175 million budget deficit. spending pressure is accounted for a shortfall of about $66 million to $75 million. publischools spent $35 million on special education, which was $25 million more than budgeted. as part of our fus on education nation we are examining the state of d.c. schools. twovt country's largest low fare airlines may be merging and it could mean more flights from cal airports. southwest airlines may be coming to reagan national airport. the airline announced it is trying to buy airtran airline. if approved the deal is valued to be $1.4 billion southwest says it would drop airtran's baggage fees and let bags buy free as it does on its current airline. >> i enjoy not paying for bags. seems like mostther airlines do charge. southwest has always banked on that bags fly free. so we hope that coinues. >> analysts say the deal could
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raise fares in the northeast as fare wars disappear and airlines continue to mee. >> today, former alaska senator ted stevens will be laid to rest at arlington national cemetery. he was one of five people killed in a plane crash last month in southwest alaska. the 86-year-old was the longest serving republican in senate history. four people survived the crash, including former nasa chief sean o'keefe, who lives in the area. the group was on its w to a fishing trip. when white chief of staff rahm emael may quit his job. rain throughout the region. when will it end? weather and traffic on the ones at 6:11.
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panhandle of west virginia. another one coming into western fairfax county, north-northeast. there may be some brief, gusty winds associated with that. elsewhere getting light to modate along the western shores of the bay. temperatures in the region are 60s, low 70s. we have to get sun back with highs near 80. there is a risk of strong storms this afternoon. increasing clouds tomorrow. rain likely into thursday. dry friday, into the weekend. >> tom, live look this hour into town. south apital, douglas bridge looking good. earlier accident on the douglas bridge cleared. no delays. pennsylvania avenue looks good. 11th street bridge very quiet this morning thus far. let's see how we're doing. picking up a little volume on the american leej bridge from maryland perspective. there's the outer look. there's the inner look. right now from tyson's corner around the bend both directions moving along pretty well.
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>> jerry, thank you. 6:12. 71 degrees. a scare in one d.c. neighborhood. also ahead, one of president obama's closest advisers seems to be on his way out of the white house. four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected ta loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72 acorporatns, even a bank thathe took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billiores don't need help.
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today nbc's education nation will zero in on preventing dropouts. every year 1.3 million students, 7,0 a day, drop out of school. educators are honing in on ninth grade, according to research. the alliance for excellent education says keeping kidin school can help america's bottom line. city schools are getting
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national attention. president obama made clear h opinion and the comments are causing a bit of a stir. megan mcgrath has more on the reaction. megan, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. certainly many agentors in the district of columbia are up in arms over what the president said yesterday. in respding to a question, he said he did not believeis daughters would receive the same level of education in a d.c. public school as they do in their private school. president barackbama appeared on the "today" show as part of nbc's education nation series. >> the father of two seemingly bright daughters, i want to know whether or not you think malia and sasha would get the same highuality education at a d.c. private school compared to the elite private academy they are attending now.
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>> thanks for the question, kelly. and i'll be blunt wi you. the answer is no right now. the d.c. public schools are struggling. >> reporter: although critical of the system as a whole, improvemes have been made in recent years. >> now they have made some important strides over the last several years to move in the direction of reform. there are some terrific individual schools in the d.c. system. and that's true, by the way, in every city across the coury. >> reporter: council chairman vincent gray, who was expected to become the mayor-elect in november, said the president's comments are disappointing. >> i did hear the comment, and oovx we wish he would rethink that. because we do think we have some excellent schools, both in traditional public school and charter schools. and i think his daughters wou get a first class education. >> reporter: school chancellor
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appointed by mayor fentyhas been crited with improving d.c. schos. whether she remains as chancellor under a gray administration is uncertain. well, vincent gray has not said whether he will keep rhee on. rhee has not said whether she will stay. all of that still up in the air. as you would expect, many educators in the district of columbia not happy about the comments. they're not not too happy about what the president had to say yesterday. >> i'm sure a lot of people will be talking about it. megan, thank you. a bill to benefit small businesses. president obama hits the campaign to try to win over voters in the upcoming midterm electis. the new bill would supply $300 billion in business loans, will spark support for democrats during his cross country tour. he will continue to hold backyard rallies, including one in richmond tomorrow. tonight president obama will
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target the youth vote. he's heading t the university of wisconsin where young voter turnout is among the highest in the nation and white house chief of staff will decide whether he will leave the white house to run for the mayor of chicago. sources tell nbc news the announcement could come as early as this friday. rahm enuel is widely expected to leave the white house to make th run. he's still considering the effects of his decision on his family, though. manuel has expressed interest in being mayor several times in the past. current mayor richard daly announced he would not seek reelection. north korea, where kim jong-il has made his youngest son a four-star military general. this puts the son in position to cceed his father. state-run television reported that promotion today. it is the first time north korean military ever mentioned
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kim jong-un. a healt alert for people living in northeast washington. the health department says a fairly cat tested positive for rabies. it was picked up near 17th street after it attacked and bit someo. heating officialsay it is gray with white markings. anyone who came in contact with it should contact the health department. because of this incident health officials are reminding owners to get their pets vaccinated which is requid by law. a popular legal alternative to marijuana. but a local poison control center is reporting that calls regarding synthetic marijuana have more than tripled
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in the last month. store is selling the new product caed k2. >> the convenience store is just a few hundred feet from the ma gates. the flyer advertising a new product called k2, synthetic marijuana that sells for $35 t $45 a gram. many times the ingredients are unknown and poison control officials say it's for that reason that kids need to be eduted about the dangers of k2. >> we educate the teens better about liquor. like we educate them about liquor, at least. and so when you put a story like that, there's nobody telling them what k2 is. >> she says it can cause paranoia, agitation and seizures. it is legal, though, in all but one state. there will be a change at the top for the washington national opera.
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placido domingo says he will leave when his contract expires next year. he has served with 2003. he holds the same title with the los angeles opera. the grand ol' opry set to reopen in nashville after devastating spring floods. the performance hall was under four feet of water. it covered the floors, seats and even the stage. >> there was never a question but that this place would arise and rebuild and come back stronger than ever. >> the famed circle of wood on stage fr the opry's original home at theuditorium was restored and returned last month. great news there. so wouldn't you love to see placido do a republican rendition. >> thankfully we vice president had any reports of flood or damaging winds.
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one surge of moderate to heavy rain passed west of washington the last three hours. right now we have scattered showers. but there may be gty winds associated with one line of showers now moving through eastern fairf county and into montgomery county, northern montgomery county where you see that line of green there as a band of moderate showers crossing 270 here shortly. and that southern part of that band stretching down into prince william county will be moving into the district of combia the next few minutes as well. heading off to the northeast. highs today, near 80 with sun. more rain likely moving into thursday but drying out on thursday. it will feel like autumn saturday and sunday. >> tom, just volume but wet pavement in addition. so we're loaded up along 66 through haymarket, massas and fair oaks all the way in. downtown, we're doing okay to the 14th street bridge.
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out to the rails,metro, vre and mark a-okay. joe, eun. >> thanks very much, jerry. our time is 6:23. 72 degrs. the general governme files a lawsuit against a popular juice. the man who owns segue died while ridingone. and a different looking gilbert arenas this ye wearing shirts ♪
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a bizarre twist of fate. t man who owns the segue copany died after an apparent accident involving a segue. i british millionaire bought segway last year. he was found dead in a river in northern england. a segway found lying beside his body. believe believe he was riding a segway and fell over a cliff and into the river. wizards ason is officially under way now. and gilbert arenas is back. midnight madness at george mason university overnight. it's the first time arenas was back after serving a 50-game
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suspension last season. it was also media day. and arenas was extremely serious. he has taken that approach to the upcoming season. he said the happy-go-lucky demeanor is a thing of the past. >> i'm very happy. the past showedappiness on the outside. there's no need to do tha anymore. now i can just play the game the right way. play with passion. only place i smile is on the court. that's what my job is. that's where mlove is. that's the only time i need to smile now. >> he is sporting a new beard and a new number. number 9. a barn fire kills a number of animals. we're off to another messy, rainy start to your day. weather and traffic o
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it is a soggy start to your day and the area is under a flash flood watch. meteorologist tom kierein's forecast is seconds away. developing story, though. a large fire kills a number of animals in northern virginia. good morning and welcome back to news 4 today. i'm joekrebs. >> i'm eun yang. it is today, tuesday, september 28th, 2010. 71 degrees out there. 6:31. interesting looking sky. clouds up there. looks like it's going to rain or has rained a little bit already,
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tom. >> somewhat serious clouds. >> they mean some harm. >> it looks like it. >> gusty winds. we saw that scene, the cloud level, winds whipping along at 40 yarp. right now gale warnings, special marine wnings on the bay with rong winds crossing the bay with showers moving there. elsewhere, we are getting rain advancing soh and north. heavierains just to our south. we have another band that's beginning to develop. right now there is a band of moderate to heavy rain right now whipping across the panhandle of west virginia. closer to washington, no rain right now. a band about to move in from fairfax to montgomery county. that's perhaps accompanied by gusts of wind as well. southern maryland, northern neck of virginia. all this rain coming from low pressure rotating over west
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virginia into eastern ohiothis morning. that's continue to go advance to the north. but there's more rain librarily from tidewater into eastern shore later this mornin and this afternoon where they could have strong storms. but farther to the west, we'll see a clearing and sunshine breaking out thrgh much of the region this afternoon. more rain into thursday. jerry, how is the traffic. we'll start i-270 thugh germanup to. just a couple months ago the wind was kicking this camer around. accident on falls road, left side of the roadway. we'll get on that and get right back to you. 66 loaded upig time. some very long stretches from manassas, the beltway at fair oaks. a lot of woefg going on. a lot of folks slamming this their brakes. out to the rails we go. no delays. metr vre and mark so far.
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eun? >> jerry, thank you. a new video showing a possible tornado that touched down in virginia. it destroyed this house last night. officials say a man was actually sitting inside the home at the time but managed to make it out unharmed. last night's storm damage is believed to be confined to this one area. we're following a developing story. a massive fire swept through the livestock exchange. this is home video taken by a volunteer firefighter on the scene. he id the flames are so intense you could see the fire from many miles away. initially we were told some 50 cattle died in the fire. we have learned only five were actually killed. it is a local landmark on john marshall. news 4's tracee wilkins is on the scene this morning wth the very latest. good morning, tracy. >> we're here at the livestock exchange where fefighters are
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still here on e scene. emergency vehicles standing by just in case something flairs up here at the exchange. but the good news is we have plenty of roll. that's helping out with what was a serious fire with what happened here last night around 8:00 p.m. joining us is battalion chief brian. what happened here? >> the cause is still under investigation. we're not 100% sure. >> but when did this happen, this major fire here on the first level of the livestock exchange. tell me abt the losses and the damage. >> we estimate 200 to 250 livestock, cattle were in the facility at the time of the fire. they were able to get the majority of those out. we believe that the only deaths to cattle is limited to about five. >> about five sdmalcattle? >> yes, ma'am. >> were there any issues with water out hee? >> well, the crews actually did
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an excellent job of water supply. we do not have hydrants like you do in a suburban area. they had two devices running at the same time. so water supply was critical but they did a real good job of maintaining that with ponds. and the marshalls water supply. >> one firefighter had to go to the hospital? >> one firefight that sustained minor injuries and sent to the hospital. was treated and released. >> so what's the next step out here now? >> next thing, we're going to monster the scene for a while. investigators are waiting for a little bit of daylight. then they will start going through everything to determine the cause. >> thank you for joining us this morning. investigators still here on scene. a major fe that has done serious damage here to the exchange. they'll wait for daylight to go in and take a look at what started this fire. tracee wilkins, news 4.
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this morning a -year-old is in critical condition at children's hospital after a talked her accidentally shot himself in the chest. it happened at an apartment in hagerstown. police say the talked her found the loaded gun hidden under a bed. this morning a 16 and 17-year-old are facing charges. they're accused of stealing the gun and hiding it under the bed where the talked her found it. this morning a warningo women before you head out the door. investigators in germantown are on the hunt for a sexual predator. a woman was attacked on a dark stretch on 355 near high point drive. the victim told police she had just been out with friends and decided to wlk to a 7-eleven store on pressional drive. on the way there she was attacked by a man who pulled her into the woods and sexually assauld her. police are still looking for the suspect. the holidays are just around the corner, but you can cebrate a little bit early by making some improvements at
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home. virginia will be holding its fourth annual tax holiday on energy efficient products. the holidayegins one week from friday, october 8th to october 11th. dishwashers, shower heads, toilets and washing machines that improve energy use will all be tax except. an alert for drivers in maryland. a cell phone ban starts on friday. under at law, you can still use a hand-held one at a stop ligh maryland's cell phone ban is a secondary offense which means police can only write you a ticket if you have been pulled over for some offense. it's a $40 fine and $100 for repeat offenders. coming up, what you will no longer receive from the irs. an ice cream maker coming under fire for misleading labels. 71 degrees. 6:38. beautiful sky. weather and traffic on the ones coming up next. right here in this neighborhood,
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i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in tse tough times i've putducation first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's worki. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better.
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od morning. time for weather and traffic on this tuesday morning. i'm tom reern. to greet you this morning, scattered showers and gusty winds. as we look at the radar over the last three hours we have had
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passing downpours now moving just to our north and pulling into pennsylvania. the heaviest rain. one band of moderate to heavy rain in headlamp shire county, west virginia. closer to washington, scattered light rain in fairfax. heavie downpours in montgomery county radly moving north. strong gusty winds associated with some of these showers as well. temperatures in the 60s to near 70. near 80 this afternoon as we ge sunshine breaking out. there's a risk, though, of severe storms on the eastern shore later today. then tomorrow afternoon, evening, a chance for more rain. >> 270 southbound accident at falls road had been in the local lanes. authorities just got them out of the travel portion. beltway, prince george's county, look out for an accident. outer loop at route 202 on the capital beltway. on the scene, on the outer loop. left side of the roway we are
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told now tied up. we'll keep you dated. 6:42 your time now. 71 degrees. a big decision expected this week that will shake up the white house. d.c. leaders respond to his blunt answer about the schools in the district. a proposed airline
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, heg corporations, even a bank that took billions fr a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help.
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several candidates running in midterm elections will get big name support from president oba today. a small business bill designed to generate business owth. tonight it's a rally at the university of wisconsin in madison. the president will travel to richmond later this week for another backyard rally. white house chief of staff wi soon decide whether he will leave to run for chicago mayor. the announcement could come as early as this friday. rahm emanueis widely expected to leave the white house to make the runment he is still considering the impact his decision would have on his faly. he has apparently expressed interest in beingmayor several times in the past. current mayor richard daly announced he would not seek reelection. t will no doubt be the talk of classrooms in the
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district. public obama made public his opinion during an interview on the "today" show yesterday as part of ecation nation week. and those commes have caused quite a stir. megan mcgrath has more on the comments and the reaction. megan, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning, joe. a lot of educators worked very hard to try to turn the public school system around in the disict of columbia. it came as a great disappointment in president barack obama said he did not believe his daughters could g the same level of education at a d.c. public school as they do their private school. president barack obama appeared on the "today" show as part of nbc's education nation series. parents from around the country submitted questions. they were read allowed by members of a live auence. >> as a father of two delightful and seemingly bright daughters, i want to know whether or not you think massachusetts leah and sasha would get the same high quality rigorous education in a
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d.c. public school as compared to their very elite private academy they're atnding now? >> well, thanks for the question, kelly. and i'll be blunt with you. the answer is no right now. the d.c. public school systems are struggling. >> reporter: president obama's children attend the prestigious and private sidwell friends school. although critical of the system as a whole, president obama had praise for some individual schools in the districts and improvements that have been made in recent years. >> now, they have made important strides the last several years to move in the direction of reform. there are se terrific individual schools in the d.c. system. that's true, by wait, in every city in the country. >> i did hear the comment and of course we wish he would rethink that. i think we do have some excellent schools both in our traditional and our charter
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schools. and i think daughters would get a first class education. school chancellor michelle rhee has been credited with improvement d.c. schools. there rhee remains as chancellor under a gr administration is unctain. and vincent gray has not said whether he will ask rhee to stay on as chancellor once he takes off. rhee has not said whether she would be willing to statement all of that still up in the air. as you can imagine, joe, a lot of educators not too happy about the president's comments yesterday. >> it sounds like he and vincent gray are smig the same thing, that the strict has some very good schools. >> right. >> and they would both, i assume, agree, that the system needs some work. >> i think that's true. gray is disappointed that maybe more emphasis wasn't given to the fact that there really have been chang as of late. bottom line, gray said it's every parent's decision.
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everybody has to makeecisions on their circumstances. that's what the president and first lady have done. he would like to see a little more credit done and where the schools are now compared to where they were previously. seems like the president did some of at, though. thanks very much, megan mcgrath. more on thisater today. thanks very much. the next mayor of the district is going to have to deal with a projected budget gap of nearly $175 million. $100 headline of that has come from sales and income tax reductions that have developed dramatically. spending pressure is accounted for a shortfall of about $66 million to $75 mlion. public schools spent $35 million on special education, which was $25 milli more than budgeted. two of the country's largest low fare airlines may be merging
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and it could mean more flights from local airports. southwest airlines may be coming to reagan national airport. the airline announced it is trying to buy airtran airline. if approved the deal is valued to be $1.4 billion. it could jack up fares with less airlines to compete in airfare wars. the irs says it will no longer male out your tax forms. courtney reagan joins us live with this story. another sign of the times. >> reporter: thanks are changing, definitely. irs is now going paperless. thers plans to stop mailing tax forms and instructions next year as so many people just go ahead and file electronically. it will save the irs $10 million a year, as only 20 million file paper returns compared to the 96 million filed through the irs online. if you still want to file your returns on paper, the irs says you will still be able to download returns from its website or obtain them from the post ofce as well as some librari. &other ofices.
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it is not quite as wonderful as it claims. fdc claims the maker of pomegranate juice and supplements misled consumers. the company lacks sufficient or credible research for its claim. pom wonderful in response maintains the allegations lack merit and has filed a countersuit saying $34 million on research in just the last decade. back to you. >> and all this time we thought pomegranate juice was the answer. cotney reagan. courtney, thank u. >> reporter: thank you. a few people would say ben and jerry's is healthy food. now it temperatures out that the stuff in your freezer isn't as natural as it seems. the ice cream maker will drop the all natural claim from some of its products.
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ey will now drop the quote all natural claim from some of its products after the center for science and public interest contacted the company and said the claim on some of the products were not true. they will drop it from all ice creams and yogurts that contain alcoholized cocoa or hydrogenated soybean oil. right now one lingering band of moderate rain in headlamp shire county, west virginia, quickly movg north and east. that will be coming in to cumberland county, maryland in the next half hour or so. elsewhere, we have a moderate band of some heavy rain from outhern frederick county, near interstate 70 right down into the northern part of montgomery county, just to the east -- rath west of damascus, heading east-northeast. and that's the southern edge of
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that stretch to gaithersburg towards ulney. elsewhere, farther south the radar showing lighter showers in southern montgomery county, fairfax county, down to prince william. this is going to be moving right through the metro area in another few minutes. wehave had gusty winds along the bay and the eastern side of the bay. there's heavier rain moving into delare. that's going to continue to move off to the east this morning. elsewhere, rain in the modern neck of virnia as well. upper 60s to low 70s. now 73 in washington. west virginia feeling like fall there where they're getting autumn color. eastern shore is in the low 70s. all of this from area of low pressure circulating over eastern ohio. it's continue to go trigger showers of advancing to the north. it will be withs from time to time throught the day. a wet, gusty morning for students waiting for the buses.
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the later part of the day we'll dry out and have temperatures climbing to near 80 with sunshine back this afternoon. partly cloudy. upper 50s by dawn. tomorrow, increasing clouds wednesday. could get rain wednesday evening, thursday. drying out friday io the weekend. only in the 60s for highs on saturday, sunday and monday. morning lows, 40s to fist. 395, landmark and across the 14th street bridge loaded up but no accidents currently ahead of you. capital beltway, prince george's had the accident outer loop northbound at 202. left side of the roadway tied up there. 301 northbound, brandywine out of southern maryland. 66 at the moment lanes are open. it's wet coming in from manassas. south of the rails we go. metro, vre doing okay. this is home video of that
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massive fire that ripped through the livestock exchange. take a look at this video. the volunteer firefighter who shot it says it was so intense you could see the flame from miles away. th livestockxchange is say local landmark on john marshall highway in marshall. news 4's tracee wilkins is on the scene with the very test. >> reporter: back out here at the livestock exchange. you can see here some flare-ups. but the good news is firefighters are still on stand by for issues like this. it apprs just because of the damage that this may have been where the fire started in this general area. this is where the livestock is actually kept for exchange. we're told by fire officials that when this happened there were 250 head of cattle inside of this area. it looks like about five perished in this fire. originally they thought maybe more than that. now they're saying five. what caused this is still under investigation. firefighters say they are waiting for daylight to get
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closer to the inside of this structure and find out what started all this. i'm tracee wilkins, news 4. 6:56 your time right now. kim better suiters has the top stories in the newsroom. >> good morning again. a teenager in hagerstown is facing serious charges after his little brother accidentally shot himself in the chest with a gun. investigators say the 2-year-old found the loaded handgun under the bed and pulled the trigger himself. it belonged to his 16-year-old brother who faces charges this moning. he is hospitalized at children's medical center in critical condition. police warning women in germantown to be extra careful after a report of a sexual assault on 355. a woman said she was forced into the woods and attacked while walking to 7-eleven on professional drive. police still looking for the attacker today. former alaska senator ted stevens will beaid to rest at arlington national cemetery.
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